Freelance journalist

I am a multi-award winning, independent journalist, with 18 years of of experience writing and reporting for some of the world’s best media publications on development, social justice, human rights, gender and environment, foreign policy and international affairs.

I have written and reported for the National Geographic Magazine, The Washington Post, TIME, The Guardian, AL Jazeera, CS Monitor, The New Internationalist, Reuters, BBC World, VOA News, Panos UK, Radiolab, the Financial Times, El Mundo etc etc. 

I began my career in radio journalism as a producer/editor with the BBC Asian Network radio in Leicester, UK. I moved onto the role of a producer/editor for BBC World Service’s flagship current affairs program The World Today.

I worked as a freelance correspondent and researcher for TIME Magazine between 2008 and 2011 and as a staff correspondent between 2011-2015.

I was awarded for being the best development journalist by the UK-based Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 2010.

Won the Lorenzo Natalie Prize (European Commission) in 2010 for development journalism (Watch the interview HERE)

Won Diageo Women’s Empowerment award for the best online story in Asia-Pacific in 2013.

Contact me for –
Opinion pieces
Long form reporting
Creative writing (ebooks, ghostwriting)
Research (Primary, secondary, corporate, nonprofit)

I am available for select pro-bono work especially in mentoring and training.

Email me for more – nilanjana.bhowmick@gmail.com


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